Class Notes

  • 2007
    Rory Lucey
    BFA in Printmaking + Drawing

    Rory Lucey, M.A. in Teaching Art & Design '09, published his first book, "Jonesy: Nine Lives on the Nostromo", which is a graphic novel about the cat from the 1979 film Alien from Titan Books.

  • 1979
    Peter Tao
    Bachelor of Art (Major in Architecture). 1979

    DAY ONE website, which includes a trailer.

    We are next in the Milwaukee Film Festival this October and then the St. Louis International Film Festival in November (screening is Nov. 3).

    For the Milwaukee Film Festival, DAY ONE was listed as a Documentary Film Favorite.

    For the St. Louis International Film Festival, we were nominated in 2 film award competitions.
    Film Category: Interfaith Competition. A juried Competition. 1 of 10 films selected.
    Film Category: Spotlight on Inspiration Documentary Competition. A juried competition. 1 of 8 films selected.

    We are now actively planning on a national roll out to let the nation learn how to be a Welcoming City.

  • 1979
    Peter Tao
    Bachelor of Arts (Major in Architecture), 1979

    Peter Tao, architect by day with his firm, TAO + LEE Associates, helped produce DAY ONE, a documentary film that premiered at the Newport Beach Film Festival on May 1, 2018. DAY ONE focuses on the Nahed Chapman New American Academy, a St. Louis public school that supports newcomer refugee and immigrant students in grades K-10, as well as its devoted educators and welcoming community. It covers a broad spectrum of topics, including education, community, empathy, humanitarianism, refugees and immigrants, policy, inclusion and diversity, and hope.

  • 1977
    Amy Chaiklin

    An installation photograph of the group exhibition Watch These Girls: 19 Women Who Do Copy Art, curated by Amy Chaiklin, BFA77, at Club 57 in 1982, is included in the Museum of Modern Art exhibition catalog for Club 57: Film, Performance, and Art in the East Village, 1978-1983. The installation photograph is also mentioned in catalog essays written by Ron Magliozzi (curator, Department of Film, MoMA), Sophie Cavoulacos (assistant curator, Department of Film, MoMA), and Laura Hoptman (curator of painting and sculpture, MoMA). Watch These Girls: 19 Women Who Do Copy Art was a feminist intersectional group exhibition that featured works by nineteen women, including two WashU art alumnae: Chaiklin and Pam Meyer, BFA77. In his essay, Magliozzi wrote, "Homemade zines and copy art proved among the most useful and accessible mediums of choice on the downtown scene, and exhibitions such as Watch These Girls: 19 Women Who Do Copy Art (October 14, 1982), curated by Amy Chaiklin, confirmed that women had taken the lead in shaping the medium's creative uses." The MoMA exhibition is on view October 31, 2017, through April 1, 2018. To view a larger version of the installation photograph, click here. Image credit: Watch These Girls: 19 Women Who Do Copy Art, 1982, black and white installation photograph. (from left) Artwork by Amy Chaiklin (Caught Mermaid, ink & copy art on paper, 30 x 22 inches, 1980), Barbara Wyeth (Bra, Panties, Slip Garter Belt, Stockings, and Shoes, copy art on board, dimensions variable, 1982), and Miriam Jacobs (Torno III, Janzen, Self Portrait, copy art, 22 x 15 inches each, 1982).

  • 2000
    Rebecca Silber (Goldstein)
    BFA Graphic Design, 2000

    Rebecca Silber (Goldstein), who has been a freelance graphic designer in Milwaukee for the last twelve years, recently designed an outdoor advertising campaign for the City of New York's Department of Homeless Services. She has also recently been busy designing printed materials for Historic Milwaukee Inc.'s annual Doors Open Milwaukee event and a myriad of projects for the Milwaukee Public Library.

  • 2014
    Sean FitzGibbons

    Centenary College of Louisiana's Meadows Museum of Art has hired San Antonio artist and curator Sean FitzGibbons as its new director. FitzGibbons is currently a senior management analyst with the City of San Antonio's Department of Arts & Culture. In his work for the city as well as with LoneStar Studios, an alternative art space that he founded and managed for five years, he has earned a reputation as a collaborative and innovative curator committed to community engagement. Full details about FitzGibbons' appointment can be found in this release.

  • 2015
    Megan Berry

    by REVEAL, founded by Megan Berry, MArch/MBA15, was a finalist for Fashion Group International's 2017 Rising Star award in the Retail category. by Reveal offers mobile, full-service pop-up solutions and retail discovery experiences. The company recently partnered with Intel to showcase the "Future of Retail" at the National Retail Federation's Annual Convention & Expo (featured starting at 37:00 in this video). Intel's head of retail and hospitality ranked by Reveal among top trends in 2017. The company has also been featured in Forbes and WWD with Rachel Zoe, and will be in Intel's Global Campaign starting in the spring.

  • 2004
    Mark Gosnell

    Mark Gosnell, AIA, LEED AP BD+C, has been promoted to associate at WDG, an architecture, master planning, and interior design firm with offices in Dallas and Washington DC. With expertise in mixed-use planning, design, and construction administration, Gosnell participates in all phases of project delivery. He served as the project architect on the recently completed Hyatt Place Washington DC / National Mall and is currently the project architect on Pentagon Centre, a three-phase, 1.8 million-square-foot master planning site in Arlington, VA.

  • 2006
    Ebony G. Patterson

    It's been a particularly exciting past few months for artist Ebony G. Patterson, who's making a name for herself with ornate mixed-media artworks that question the media's depiction of class, gender, and race. The subject of a recent New York Times spotlight, Patterson was awarded a $25,000 Painters & Sculptors Grant for 2015 by the Joan Mitchell Foundation, included among Artnet News' 30 Most Exciting Artists in North America Right Now, and selected for inclusion in the 32nd Bienal de São Paulo. Dead Treez, her first solo New York museum show, is on view through April 3, 2016, at the Museum of Arts and Design. Check out her work on her website, Image credit: Ebony G. Patterson, Swag Swag Krew (from the Out and Bad series), detail of installation view at the Museum of Arts and Design. Photo: Butcher Walsh © Museum of Arts and Design.

  • 2003
    Megan Ridgeway

    Megan Ridgeway, AIA, NCARB, LEED AP, has been named to the St. Louis Business Journal's 40 Under 40 class of 2016. As a principal at Arcturis, Ridgeway aids in establishing the strategic direction of the firm and leads its Health & Wellness market pursuits, in addition to being involved with some of its key higher education and science and technology clients.

  • 1992 & 2002
    Joe Brinkmann & Joel Fuoss

    Trivers Associates recently announced the succession of the company to a new ownership group comprised of Joe Brinkmann (BT92), Joel Fuoss (MArch02), and Amy Huff. Over the past 40 years, Trivers Associates has won numerous awards and become well-known for its adaptive reuse, institutional, and educational design. Brinkmann, AIA, LEED AP, has been with the firm for 15 years, serving as president for the past three. Fuoss, AIA, LEED AP, has spent 12 of his 14 years in architecture with Trivers Associates. Andy Trivers, MArch/MUD73, FAIA, who founded Trivers Associates in 1975, will continue to practice with the firm. "With this transition we have the energy and passion of a new firm but continue the Trivers legacy by remaining extensively engaged in the community," Brinkmann said.

  • 1996
    Alan Griswold
    BFA96 Sculpture, BA96 English and American Literature

    Alan Griswold is president of the boutique production company Monkey Deux, which won gold in the 2015 CLIO Key Art Awards for the short piece A Day in the Life of a Real Sponge. Monkey Deux also took home silver in the long form category for the piece Men, Women & Children Seamless Interface. Image: Still from A Day in the Life of a Real Sponge.

  • 2015
    Addoley Dzegede

    Addoley Dzegede is completing a post-graduate apprenticeship at The Fabric Workshop and Museum in Philadelphia this fall. The Apprentice Training Program is a holistic experience that allows artists to develop skills in silkscreen printing and working with fabric to enhance their studio practice. Apprentices have the opportunity to learn many skills, including how to create a design by hand on mylar, mix colors with fabric pigment, use screen printing techniques, register multiple screens, and print their own one-color and three-color repeat yardages with the support of FWM master printers. Additionally, apprentices participate in FWM’s daily operations, working with visiting artists in residence and assisting with projects in the artist studio, print production, visitor services, education, and archives. Image: One-color repeat design by Addoley Dzegede.

  • 1995
    Marshall Brown
    BA95 Architecture

    Architect and urban designer Marshall Brown is founder of Marshall Brown Projects, one of 12 teams of architects selected to produce the US exhibition for the 2016 Venice Biennale, which takes place May 28 through November 27. The Architectural Imagination will speculate possible architecture projects for four sites in Detroit with an eye for application internationally. Brown's practice has worked on several projects in Chicago, including the Navy Pier redevelopment and a master plan for the neighborhood of Washington Park. He is also an associate professor at the Illinois Institute of Technology College of Architecture.

  • 1979
    Laura Starr
    BA79 Architecture

    Laura Starr, ASLA, has been elevated to the American Society of Landscape Architects' Council of Fellows for 2015. Fellowship is among the highest honors the ASLA bestows on members and recognizes the contributions of these individuals to their profession and society at large based on their works, leadership and management, knowledge, and service. The new class of Fellows will be recognized at the 2015 ASLA Annual Meeting and EXPO taking place November 6-9 in Chicago. Starr is a principal at Starr Whitehouse Landscape Architects and Planners in New York, and has particular expertise in the planning and design of urban parks. She balances site ecology, aesthetics, and lived experience, be it for major parks, pocket plazas, cultural institutions, individual residences, or major infrastructure works. Through her lectures, panelist appearances, professional leadership, project work, and visionary contributions to resiliency, she consistently advocates for evocative landscape solutions that enhance city life even as they accommodate the many functions of urban space.